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QUESTION: I recently acquired this painting signed C.Ruano Llopis.  It is on canvas.  Measures app. 27x 21 1/2 without frame.  Is this an original or print?

Thank you for your help.

ANSWER: Hello Marge,

Based on this image, I believe that this work looks like a painting.  I browsed through a few auction records, and it looks like C. Ruano Llopis' paintings sell for anywhere from $700-$2,000.
I can perhaps recommend contacting Bonhams auctions for a second opinion at http://www.bonhams.com/.

I hope that this information can be of some assistance.

Best,

Andrew Evans

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QUESTION: Andrew,

Thanks for reply.  I really appreciate it!  

I am assuming after reading your reply that this is indeed an original painting and not a print.  Am I assuming right?

Thanks,
Marge

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Hello Marge,

Yes, from the image it looks like a painting to me, but these things are very difficult to tell without seeing the work in person.  I recommend taking it to a local gallery or contacting Bonhams for further verification.

Best,

Andrew

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Experienced in selling, appraising and judging authenticity of signed original prints and unique works of fine art. Concentration on Picasso lithographs; Rembrandt etchings; Edgar Degas drawings; Calder lithographs; Miro; Durer woodcuts; Marc Chagall lithographs; Renoir etchings; Toulouse Lautrec lithographs; Vasarely; Warhol silk screens; Henry Moore sculptures.

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Judging authenticity and avoiding fraud. Appraisal. Fine art investments.

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Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Sonoma State University

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